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By Mike Johnson on 2019-06-10 11:32:00

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It was announced today that Academy Award winner Geena Davis will be guest-starring on the third season of Netflix's GLOW, which will premiere this August:

Davis will play the character of Sandy Devereaux St. Clair, a former showgirl turned entertainment director of the Fan-Tan Hotel and Casino, where the fictionalized GLOW takes place in Las Vegas.  Davis will be appearing in five episodes of the new season.

GLOW tells the fictional story of Ruth Wilder (Brie) a struggling actress in Los Angeles who finds one last chance for stardom when she’s hired to become one of the stars of GLOW, a fledgling women's wrestling series.  Unfortunately, Ruth must compete with her former best friend Debbie Eagan (Betty Gilpin), a former soap actress. Meanwhile, world-weary washed-up film director Sam Sylvia (Marc Maron) has to create, train and maintain this eclectic troupe of women while trying to get the series off the ground.   

Promotional material for the series notes that season three will "follow the ladies of GLOW as they take the Vegas strip by storm. Now headliners at the Fan-Tan Hotel and Casino, the women quickly realize Sin City is much more grind than glitter. Ever the team cheerleader, Ruth's passion for the show begins to take a backseat to her growingly complicated personal life. Debbie is making headway as a producer, but continues to be consumed with guilt over the distance between her and her son. As their residency wears on, the lines blur between performance and reality, and the cast find themselves struggling with their own identities both in and outside of the ring."

The first season of the series, a fictional period piece set in the 1980s based on the original David McLane Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling promotion, was named the Best TV series of 2017 by Entertainment Weekly. 

Among those featured in the cast are Kia "Awesome Kong" Stevens, who consistently steals her scenes as Tamme Dawson aka The Welfare Queen and delivers an amazing performance in the fourth episode of Season Two.  That episode was named by Entertainment Weekly as the best TV episode of any series in 2018.

GLOW scored two Emmy wins back in September 2018.   GLOW's Stunt Coordinator Shauna Duggins won the Emmy for Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Comedy Series or Variety Program, becoming the first woman in history to score the accolade since it was instituted in 2002.  The series also captured the Emmy for Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Program (Half-Hour or Less).  The series was nominated for seven other Emmys as well.  

Netflix previously released the following trailer for the new season:


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